Category: Festivals

Dashain Festival (2021)

Dashain is considered the biggest festival of Nepal. Most of the schools in Nepal are closed for a month-long vacation during the festival. Everything in Nepal is halted as the government offices also close for about a week to celebrate the festival. In the year 2021, Dashain festival’s 10 days starts on October 7, 2021.

Indradaha (Siddha Pokhari) Jatra in Bhaktapur

On the following day of Indrajatra, a festival is held at the Indradaha commonly called Siddha Pokhari. At the location, Indrayani worship is held and a lot of people from all over the valley visit the ancient man-made pond located at the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square. According to the legends, the king of Heaven, Indra,

Indrajatra; an introduction

Today, on September 19, 2021 the residents of Kathmandu Valley are celebrating the festival of the King of Heaven, Indra. There are various stories on how the festival named Indrajatra had started in the valley. One of the most popular stories goes like – Once, god Indra was trying to steal the parijat flower in

Major Newari Festivals of Kathmandu

Major Newar Festivals of Kathmandu that have public festivities are: Bisket Jatra – April Gahana Pokhari Jatra – March / April Sithi Nakha – May / June Gatha Muga – July Gai Jatra Festival – August Indra Jatra – August / September Rato Machhindranath Jatra – September Mha Puja and New Year – October /

Gaijatra – The festival of fun

August 23, 2021 is Gaijatra in Nepal. The festival of fun and happiness has originated from the sorrow and unhappiness. The festival is celebrated to forget the sorrow and enjoy the life. (Gaijatra story is coming soon) According to Hindu tradition, the gates to the heaven opens only to those who celebrate gaijatra and hold